Newt’s World – Episode 512: The Debt Ceiling Debate

Newt talks with Thomas Hoenig about the national debt, the debt ceiling and what must be done about it.

The current national debt is $31.381 trillion dollars.  On Thursday, January 19th, The U.S. Treasury Department announced the United States has reached its debt limit and they would begin a series of accounting measures to keep the United States from breaching its borrowing cap. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen sent a letter to Congressional leadership about the debt limit, saying, “I respectfully urge Congress to act promptly to protect the full faith and credit of the United States.”  Newt’s guest is Thomas Hoenig.  He is the former Vice Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, former President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Guest: Thomas Hoenig 

Thomas Hoenig
Thomas Hoenig

Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen Sends Letter to Congressional Leadership on the Debt Limit

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